# If a baby continued to grow at the same rate as in the first 3 months of life, what would the child weigh at age 12 years?

**zeinabm_2011**

The weight of a baby measured over an 11-month period is given in the weight chart below for this problem.

Weight (lb) Age (months)

6.6 0 (birth)

7.4 1.0

9.6 2.0

11.2 3.0

12.0 4.0

13.6 5.0

13.8 6.0

14.8 7.0

15.0 8.0

16.6 9.0

17.5 10.0

18.4 11.0

(a) What was the average monthly weight gain for this baby over the period from birth to 3 months?

1.53 lb/month

(b) What was the average monthly weight gain for the baby over the period from 8 months to 11 months?

1.13 lb/month

(c) If a baby continued to grow at the same rate as in the first 3 months of life, what would the child weigh at age 12 years?

????????????????????? lb

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